More information about the 2024 SFMNP will be available in May.

What is the NC Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program?

The NC Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a summer-only program that provides vouchers to eligible lower-income older adults to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh cut herbs at NC SFMNP certified farmers' markets. This summertime program is designed to improve the nutrition of older adults and increase business for local farmers and farmers’ markets. Typically, the NC SFMNP season is from July 1 to September 30.

The NC SFMNP is not available in all NC counties. During the 2023 season, the program was available in 49 of the 100 counties in North Carolina. Click here to see the 2023 map of the NC SFMNP.

What are eligibility requirements for the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program?
To participate in the NC SFMNP, a person must meet three requirements:
1.    60 years of age or older
2.    Live in a participating county
3.    Household income of no more than 185% of the 2024 Federal Poverty Level ($2,322 or less per month for a one-person household; $3,152 or less per month for a two-person household.)

NOTE: The SFMNP is not an entitlement program, so SFMNP vouchers are not guaranteed. Even if a person meets the eligibility requirements above, there may not be enough funds for all eligible persons to receive SFMNP vouchers.

For additional information:
Please complete the 2024 NC SFMNP Voucher Interest Form to add your name to the voucher interest list. 
**This is not an application for the program.**
This page will be updated again in mid-May to provide additional information on the 2024 NC SFMNP season, including a list of local agency contacts for applications and voucher distribution, as well as a list of participating farmers’ markets.

Questions? Contact Karen Appert, NC SFMNP Program Manager, at

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